HVAC Program Curriculum
The HVAC Program curriculum consists of comprehensive lessons that cover essential HVAC/R theory, typical HVAC systems and components used in residential and commercial buildings, as well as standard procedures for installing, troubleshooting and maintaining HVAC/R installations and commercial refrigeration. This is learning for the real world all in a convenient online course.
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The Heating and Air Conditioning program is a comprehensive collection of lessons that provide the knowledge necessary for students to understand HVAC/R theory, identify typical systems and components used for heating and air conditioning residential and commercial buildings, and understand the standard procedures for installation, troubleshooting and maintaining HVAC/R installations and commercial refrigeration. This program offers students the opportunity to complete the EPA 608 certification exam as offered by the ESCO Institute.
After completing the Heating and Air Conditioning program, students will be able to:
- Identify the common tools and work procedures required to work safely and effectively as heating and air conditioning technicians.
- Describe the basic theory of the refrigeration cycle and explain the basic scientific principles that apply to the refrigeration cycle.
- Identify standard refrigerants used in common commercial applications and the outline the accepted procedures for safe handling and disposal of common refrigerants.
- Describe the basic components present in heating and cooling systems and outline the standard techniques used to troubleshoot systems and identify faulty components.
- Identify the standard forms and functions of popular residential heating systems and describe the basic troubleshooting and repair procedures used for each.